Marie-Eve Desrochers obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Marie-Eve Desrochers, a MSc student and member of iREx, receives in August 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the discovery of…

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project for the direct imaging of exoplanets

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project from Université Laval led by Prof. Simon Thibault, associate member at iREx, will soon launch as part of CSA Strato-Science 2018 campaign. The main goal of HiCIBaS is to…

Funding for Mont-Mégantic Observatory secured for five years

Ottawa and Quebec announce $4M in funding for the world-class observatory through 2023. With a shower of shooting stars expected in the coming days, the Mont-Mégantic Observatory has even more reason to celebrate: it has now…

An astronomy-themed day on MIL Campus – 11 August 2018

To celebrate 40 years of astronomy at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, a very special theme day – titled “Un oeil québécois sur l’Univers” (Quebec Looks at the Universe) – will be held on the MIL Campus of Université…

Gaia: a new era for astronomy

Gai­­a second data release was published on the 25th of April 2018. Since then, astronomers at iREx and from all around the world have been hard at work, intently trying to uncover the secrets hidden in…

The year 2017-2018 in review at the first Annual Meeting of iREx

On the 11th of April, 2018, members of iREx, as well as invited professors and members of administration of Université de Montréal, collaborators, and journalists attended the first ever Annual Meeting of iREx. During the meeting,…

24 Hours of Science: Elementary School Visits and Webinar

As part of the 24 Hours of Science, iREx proposed two activities for children and their educators. « Une astronome dans votre classe » On May 14 and 15 2018, Marie-Eve Naud, the iREx Scientific and…

Maunakea iREx Graduate School: a unique opportunity for Canadian students

This year, iREx associated itself with the Maunakea Graduate School. This event will take place from the 29th of May to the 8th of June 2018 and is the product of a unique partnership between the…

Lisa Dang obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Lisa Dang, a PhD student and member of iREx, receives in May 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the detection of…

Contest: Win an observation night at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic! – Edition 2018

The contest is now closed! Thanks for your participation. The winners will be contacted via email on June 18th. Are you a high school student? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research in exoplanets invite…